19 Memory Care Facilities in Multnomah County, OR
The average cost of memory care in Multnomah County is $4,798 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,790. Cheaper nearby regions include Washington County with an average starting cost of $3,851.
To help you with your search, browse the 48 reviews below for memory care facilities in Multnomah County. On average, consumers rate memory care in Multnomah County 3.9 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Clark County with an average rating of 4.1 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 12 families in Multnomah County find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about memory care options and costs in Multnomah County, call (855) 863-8283.
What to Consider About Memory Care in Multnomah County
Multnomah County, in the northwest region of Oregon along the Columbia River, has a population of 735,334. Of those residents, more than 10 percent are seniors in the vulnerable 65 and older age range, some of whom may be living with Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia. These seniors may benefit from living in one of the 17 memory care facilities located within the county.
In Multnomah County and the rest of Oregon, memory care facilities are referred to as Memory Care Communities and are overseen by the Oregon Department of Human Services.
- Multnomah County’s cost of living is 142.8, more than 42 points higher than the national average of 100, although healthcare expenses are lower than the average at 74. However, housing and transportation both are higher than the national average at 215 and 148, respectively. Budget-conscious families might want to keep the higher cost of living in mind when thinking of relocating to the county to be closer to a loved one in care.
- Multnomah County has a lot of cloudy, wet days. The area gets 44 inches of rainfall annually, slightly higher than the national average of 39 inches, and only sees 142 sunny days each year, compared to the U.S. average of 205 days. Sperling’s Comfort Index gives the county a 79 out of 100, much higher than the national average of 54, suggesting that seniors with arthritis and joint pain might be more comfortable living in the county than in other parts of Oregon.
- Crime rates in Multnomah County are 47.4 for violent crime and 49.2 for property crime, both slightly higher than the national averages of 31.1 and 38.1, respectively. While these higher crime rates might be cause for concern, most secure memory care facilities have safeguards in place to keep their residents safe.
- Oregon doesn’t tax Social Security benefits, partially taxes pensions and fully taxes retirement savings account income. Multnomah County seniors should keep Oregon’s tax laws in mind when preparing their memory care budgets.
Paying for Memory Care in Multnomah County
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Memory Care costs in Multnomah County start around $4,766 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,863 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Multnomah County and the surrounding suburbs can vary widely based on factors such as location, the level of care needed, apartment size and the types of amenities offered at each community.
Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Multnomah County
Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Memory Care in Oregon page.
More Ways to Pay for Memory Care
While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for memory care, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance memory care costs include:
- Veterans Benefits
- Life Insurance Policy
- Long-Term Care Insurance
- Reverse Mortgage
For more information about different ways to finance memory care, visit our Memory Care in Oregon page.
Free Memory Care Resources in Multnomah County
Multnomah County and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in a memory care community. These organizations can also provide assistance in a number of other eldercare services such as geriatric care management, elder law advice, estate planning, finding home care and health and wellness programs.
To see a list of free memory care resources in Multnomah County, please visit our Memory Care in Oregon page.
Directory of Winners in the Multnomah County Area
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Multnomah County
Multnomah County-area memory care communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all memory care communities in Oregon are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in Oregon page for more information about these laws.
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Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Multnomah County
Review of Summerplace Assisted Living & Memory Care
My brother moved into the memory care of Summerplace Assisted Living & Memory Care. The people I dealt with in the assisted living were absolutely excellent, working with them was very positive... Read more
Review of Pacifica Senior Living Portland
The activity team is GREAT here. There are four (!) on the team, so there are man activities both daily and weekly for all physical and cognitive levels. Also-helpful one on one activities and... Read more
Review of Cherry Park Plaza
I really like Cherry Park Plaza. There is a bigger caregiver to patient ratio, so I feel like my mother is well taken care of. She enjoys everything that they do. They take them out every Friday, a... Read more